Radio Review

04.15.14

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Lisa Callies, Timothy Leader, Gary Lund, Jim Pollack, Nancy Wilson 

Skywatch Weather:

Today, mostly sunny, high 58.  Tonight, partly cloudy, low 39.  Wednesday, becoming mostly cloudy, chance for rain late, high 56. 

Sports:

ESPN Radio at 105.9 WJAG-FM & 780 WJAG-AM Mon-Fri at 6:00 PM; Sat & Sun at 4:00; Also the home of Kansas City Royals baseball! 

The WNBA’s Tulsa Shock selected Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper as the 13th overall pick and the first pick of the second round yesterday.  Hooper, the Big Ten Player of the Year and three-time All-American, will join a Tulsa team that finished 11-23 in 2013.  They were last in the six-team Western Conference and 15 games behind WNBA champion Minnesota.  Hooper finished her NU career with 2,357 points and 1,110 rebounds.  Training camp starts April 27 and the WNBA season begins in mid-May. 

The Nebraska Coaches Association is pleased to announce the athletes and coaches for the NCA Boys’ and Girls’ All-Star games.  Athletes will be placed on specific teams in June.  The 35th Annual NCA Girls’ Basketball All-Star Game will be played at Lincoln North Star High School on Monday, July 22 followed by the 46th Annual Boys’ Basketball NCA All-Star Game.  Among the selections for the boys game include Wayne’s Jalen Barry, Twin River’s Connor Heier, O’Neill St. Mary’s Adam Moon, Pierce’ Lane Rohrich, and Luke Hegemann of Howells/Dodge.  Twin River coach Tod Heier will be the head coach of the ‘Blue’ Team while Mike Emory of Pierce will be an assistant for the ‘Red’ team.  Among the selection for the girls game include Pender’s Paige Ballinger, Lindsay Holy Family’s Kaylee Jensen, Wakefield’s Lauren Lehmkuhl, Wynot’s Maggie Schulte, Columbus’ Bailey Smith, Homer’s Brandan Tighe, and Cameron Eddie of Laurel/Concord/Coleridge.  Wynot’s Steve Wieseler will be the head coach for the ‘Blue’ Team. 

Local Schedule: Lincoln SE at Nfk High (G&B Socc.-5:00); Columbus Lakeview at Nfk Cath/LHNE (B. Socc.-5:00); LHNE/Nfk Cath at Lexington (G. Socc.-4:30); Nfk High at Lincoln SE at Densmore Field (Bsbl DH-5:00); Nfk High at Columbus (T&F Dual-4:00); LHNE at WSC Inv. (T&F-2:00); Columbus at Nfk High at Nfk CC (BG Dual-4:30); Fremont at Nfk High (G. Tenn. Dual-4:15); Kansas St. at Nebraska (Bsbl-6:35); WSC at Winona St. at Winona, MN (Bsbl DH-1:30); Round Rock, TX at Omaha Storm Chasers (Bsbl-6:35); Univ. of Sioux Falls at WSC (SB DH-Ppd. To Wed.).

 

Local Scores: Columbus at Nfk High (BG Dual-Ppd. To Tues.); West Point Guardian Angels at Nfk High (Bsbl-Ppd.); Nfk High at Columbus (T&F Dual-Ppd.); Nfk Cath Vs. LHNE (BG Dual-Ppd.); Omaha Storm Chasers at Nashville (Bsbl-Ppd.). 

Kwifax:

Benjamin Franklin lobbied to make the turkey the national symbol. 

News Briefs:

The Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education has approved the action plans for three strategic goals adopted in December. At Monday night’s meeting, the board heard detailed plans of action to implement goals concerning curriculum, career awareness and technology. Board member Brad Krivohlavek says he's excited about the process because it promises action. Each of the goals has a completion date, with the latest being fall of 2017. The board believes that completion of these goals will result in achieving and maintaining a four-year cohort graduation rate of 90%. 

It’s April 15th, the day many Americans dread most. Today is the deadline to file your 2013 income tax returns. Internal Revenue Service spokesman Christopher Miller says those still working on their taxes need to take extra precautions to prevent errors. Miller says there is about a 1% chance of making a mistake e-filing compared to a 20% chance with paper returns. Miller says so far about 90% of all Nebraskans who have filed returns, have done so electronically. He says if you're unable to pay your taxes in full, to contact the IRS to work out a payment plan. He says about 45,000 Nebraskans will file extensions this year. 

If you obtained your latest pesticide application certification in 2011, it expires today.  UNL Extension Educator Wayne Ohnesorg says all pesticide trainings have been completed for the year, but private applicators can still do a self-study that can be picked up at any cooperative extension office, or recertify online at the website pested.unl.edu. He says the cost for either the self-study or the online program is $60. Ohnesorg says for commercial and non-commercial applicators who allow their certifications to expire, the only option is to retest through the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

 A judge has given final approval to a $2 million state settlement with the family of a Lincoln woman who was struck and killed by a state prison van driven by an inmate. The settlement will go to the husband and son of 47-year-old Joyce Meeks, who was killed in the crash on June 25 in Lincoln.  Last month legislators approved the payment as part of the state's annual claims bill. The inmate driver, Jeremy Dobbe, was seen speeding and swerving erratically before he struck Meeks' vehicle. Dobbe was driving to transport inmates as part of a state work-release program. 

This is National Library Week and the Norfolk Public Library is celebrating with special activities throughout the week. This afternoon, Library Director Jessica Chamberlain invites you to “brown-bag” it and enjoy a classic film over your lunch hour. The 1954 Alfred Hitchcock thriller Rear Window will be shown. It stars Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. Chamberlain invites you to bring your own lunch for the noon showing, and the library will provide drinks. Other National Library Week activities include a scavenger hunt Thursday and altered-book origami Friday. For more information and a complete list of Library Week activities, visit the library’s web page at CI.Norfolk.NE.US/Library. 

Today's Tickler: 

Master Gardeners Plant Fair 4/25 6-8 pm

4/26: 9-3 @ NECC Ag Complex .. Free admission

A great thing about being 90 is that there is not a lot of peer pressure

 

Posted on Apr 15th, 2014 at 7:45 am

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